Two Nutria Encounters

Went to the library, did some browsing, and selected a book to take with me on a business trip. Can't recall the title, but it was probably something in the action/adventure genre. On the plane, it caught my eye that the book mentioned an animal called a nutria. I had to pause for a second, but then remembered that it's a sort of swimming rat. I was pleased that I was able to recall that. Got to my destination (a university in south Texas) and my contact picked me up at the airport and took me out to dinner. Sitting on the outdoor deck as we ate our meal, I scanned our surroundings and something in a river that winded its way around the restaurant caught my eye. "You know what those are?" he asked. Before I could answer, he said, "They're called nutria. They have them where you're from?" I probably hadn't heard the name "nutria" for a decade or more prior to reading it in that book (I'm guessing junior high or high school) and then I heard it twice in one day, including seeing one of the little bastards!
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Mar 2020 21:55:07 +0000Coincidence ID:10410